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Lynn Babcock, MD, MS

  • Associate Director of Research, Division of Emergency Medicine
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



I’m a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician with extensive clinical experience in the rapid assimilation of knowledge and application of clinical skills required during the initial presentation of critically ill and injured children. My passions are focused on generating evidence on emergent stratification and treatment of children and mentoring the next generation of academic pediatric emergency medicine physicians.

Through a continual stream of external funding during my career, I have worked to both advance the care of acutely injured children and implement strategies to prevent these injuries. My former amateur athletic pursuits as a figure skater and my family's involvement in myriad competitive sports spurred my research focus of interest in traumatic brain injuries. My goal is to improve the patient-centered outcomes of these children by quantifying the extent of damage through the use of clinical findings and biomarkers and implementing evidence-based treatment strategies.

My experience has allowed me to help train the next generation of physicians at the bedside and in our translational research lab. At Cincinnati Children’s, I play an integral role on the Emergency Medicine Research Committee and the Prehospital Care Committee, and I am co-director of the Acute Care Research Core of the Cincinnati Academic Health Center's Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training. Since its inception in 2001, I have held numerous leadership positions in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network, a national research network, and currently serve as the HOMERUN nodal primary investigator, leading the HOMERUN node, comprised of Cincinnati Children’s, St. Louis Children’s and Children’s Wisconsin.

MD: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, 1995.

MS: University of Cincinnati, Clinical and Translational Science, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

Residency: Pediatrics, Yale - New Haven Children's Hospital, 1998.

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergencey Medicine, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2001.

Certification: General Pediatrics, 1998, 2005; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2002, 2012.

Services and Specialties

Emergency Medicine


Pediatric injury; traumatic brain injury; prehospital care

Research Areas

Emergency Medicine


Stratification of risk for emergent intracranial abnormalities in children with headaches: a Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) study protocol. Tsze, DS; Kuppermann, N; Casper, TC; Barney, BJ; Richer, LP; Liberman, DB; Okada, PJ; Morris, CR; Myers, SR; Soung, JK; et al. BMJ Open. 2023; 13:e079040.

Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial of SMART: An EHealth Intervention for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Wade, SL; Sidol, C; Babcock, L; Schmidt, M; Kurowski, B; Cassedy, A; Zhang, N. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2023; 48:241-253.

Usage Patterns of an mHealth Symptom Monitoring App Among Adolescents With Acute Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries. Schmidt, M; Babcock, L; Kurowski, BG; Cassedy, A; Sidol, C; Wade, SL. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2022; 37:134-143.

Racial/Ethnic Differences in ED Opioid Prescriptions for Long Bone Fractures: Trends Over Time. Goyal, MK; Drendel, AL; Chamberlain, JM; Wheeler, J; Olsen, C; Grundmeier, RW; Cook, L; Bajaj, L; Babcock, L; Zorc, JJ; et al. Pediatrics. 2021; 148:e2021052481.

Comparison of children receiving emergent sepsis care by mode of arrival. Lloyd, J; Depinet, H; Zhang, Y; Semenova, O; Meinzen-Derr, J; Babcock, L. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021; 47:217-222.

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Special Considerations. Evanson, NK; Babcock, L; Kurowski, BG; Rhine, T; Taylor, JM. Brain Injury Medicine. : Springer Publishing Company; Springer Publishing Company; 2021.

Early Exposure of Fosphenytoin, Levetiracetam, and Valproic Acid After High-Dose Intravenous Administration in Young Children With Benzodiazepine-Refractory Status Epilepticus. Sathe, AG; Mishra, U; Ivaturi, V; Brundage, RC; Cloyd, JC; Elm, JJ; Chamberlain, JM; Silbergleit, R; Kapur, J; Lowenstein, DH; et al. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2021; 61:763-768.

Early Neurologic Recovery, Practice Pattern Variation, and the Risk of Endotracheal Intubation Following Established Status Epilepticus. Rosenthal, ES; Elm, JJ; Ingles, J; Rogers, AJ; Terndrup, TE; Holsti, M; Thomas, DG; Babcock, L; Okada, PJ; Lipsky, RH; et al. Neurology. 2021; 96:e2372-e2386.

Predicting Post-Concussion Symptom Recovery in Adolescents Using a Novel Artificial Intelligence. Fleck, DE; Ernest, N; Asch, R; Adler, CM; Cohen, K; Yuan, W; Kunkel, B; Krikorian, R; Wade, SL; Babcock, L. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2021; 38:830-836.

User experience (re)design and evaluation of a self-guided, mobile health app for adolescents with mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Schmidt, M; Fisher, AP; Sensenbaugh, J; Ling, B; Rietta, C; Babcock, L; Kurowski, BG; Wade, SL. Journal of Formative Design in Learning. 2020; 4:51-64.

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